Heels are hurting more than women's feet - Metro US

Heels are hurting more than women’s feet

Heels aren’t the sole healers to women’s health. Researchers have found that women who wear heels are at risk of significant damage to their calves.

In the Jan. 12 issue of the Journal of Applied Physiology, Griffith University in Queensland, Australia published that women who wear short heels for long hours everyday risk shortening their strides and their feet stayed in a pointed position. Combine this with wearing a pair of flat shoes after the heels and the damage is done.

Women also risk hammer toes, bunions, dislocated or sprained ankles, fractures, and ligament tears by constantly wearing heels. The risk is increased when occasional heel wearers go out.

Who knew women risked fractures, dislocation, surgery, and possibly weeks of wearing a cast alongside fashionable footwear?

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